Manitoba Road Trips: Between the Lakes

Posted June 24, 2024 | Author Breanne Sewards

This Manitoba road trip takes you from Oak Hammock Marsh all the way up to Arborg for an adventure that can be done in a day, depending on where you're starting from.

If you've already made your way up the east side of Lake Manitoba or you've gone beach-hopping up the west side of Lake Winnipeg, it's time to explore the land between these two freshwater giants.

Oak Hammock Marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh is one of the best spots in the province to dig into the ecology of wetlands, with plenty of activities that will change your perspective on marshes. Close your eyes and listen to the rustle of the reeds and the many bird calls that fill the air with song. Canoe and bicycle rentals are available daily between 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Other daily activities include a guided marsh walk and critter dipping. For other guided excursions, festivals and birding opportunities, check out the event calendar.

Note: The Wetland Discovery Centre is temporarily closed for renovations. Trails and activities are open and available to visitors!


Continue to the charming town of Stonewall, where you'll find several restaurants to choose from, plus a number of attractions to keep the fun going.

U-Pick Farms

The end of June marks the start of berry season in Manitoba, which means taking time to pick your own at a u-pick farm. Boonstra Farms is one of the most popular in the province, known not only for its bountiful berries but also for its petting farm and corn maze later in the season.

Olde Cramb Farm is another excellent option in the area, also with a petting farm and plenty of organically grown berries. Visit on July 20, August 17 and September 21, 2024 to shop the market which features local vendors and goods.

Quarry Park

Explore the town history at Stonewall Quarry Park, an 80 acre multi-use park where you can picnic, explore the walking trails, play disc golf and learn about limestone production. For even more fun, visit during August and find a midway and live music at Quarry Days.

Kinsmen Beach

Located within Quarry Park, Kinsmen Beach is a gated, man-made beach with refreshing blue water. The family-friendly beach offers plenty of shade, on-site concessions and a dock for jumping off into the water.


Golf, Trails and More

Continue north to your next stop in Teulon. Golf enthusiasts should plan the morning or afternoon here to play a round at the Teulon Golf & Country Club. If you didn't grab food in Stonewall, lunch is an option at the course's clubhouse or at Fry-Days, a favourite for area locals.

For a little nature break, head to the Teulon-Rockwood Green Acres Park for Crescent Creek Trail: a 2.5 km, wheelchair accessible trail that is known for birding.

Photo Op!

Snap a photo with a strange and wonderful roadside statue! In Komarno, find a giant mosquito that honours the town name: a Ukrainian word meaning “lots of mosquitos.” In Meleb, find larger-than-life mushrooms modelled after local delicacies.


Do you plan entire trips around baked goods? Arborg is the destination for you.

Arborg Bakery

With tried and true recipes dating back to the 40s, the Arborg Bakery is famous in the Interlake for its vast array of goodies that include doughnuts, cookies and their coveted apple fritters. New this year is an ice cream truck, parked right outside the bakery. Take your sweet of choice and walk over to see the town's other name to fame: the world's largest curling rock!

Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village

Immerse yourself in history by walking through the homes and structures of the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village. Located along the shores of the picturesque Icelandic River, the museum tells the story of the Icelandic, Polish and Ukrainian pioneers who learned to live, work and build a community together.

Arborg Aquatic Centre

Venturing into rural Manitoba is a great way to cool off this summer as community pools tend to be a little quieter than those found in or near Winnipeg. Find several waterslides and a great pool at the Arborg Aquatic Centre. Be sure to check the summer schedule ahead of your visit.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at

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